Punjab

Director General Advocates roster wise plan to cover 0-18 years age group pendency under Aadhaar

P.S.Walia | July 05, 2022 06:17 PM

Review meeting of Aadhaar in Kapurthala district

 Kapurthala: A review meeting on Aadhaar progress in Kapurthala district was held under the chairpersonship of Bhawna Garg Deputy Director General, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Regional Office Chandigarh in presence of Deputy commissioner Kapurthala, Vishesh Sarangal, here at DAC today.

Bhawna Garg urged district officials from Welfare of child development department and School Education Department to make roster wise plans to cover pending population in age category 0-5 year and 5-18 years through Aanganwaris and schools respectively.

Officials has informed in the meeting that total 63 Aadhaar enrolment centres are functional in the district as of now. 

She also highlighted on need to focus on covering children pending for Mandatory Biometric Update (MBUs)- fingerprints and iris scan of children after they have attained the age of 5 and 15 years. MBU is free of cost.

She also urged that residents while going for Aadhaar enrolment or updation needs to check their details carefully as there was a limit for correction /updating details like name, date of birth and Gender in Aadhaar.

While name in Aadhaar can be updated twice, date of birth can be updated once and also Gender can be corrected once.

The DDG said charges for updation are fixed and in case residents are overcharged they can call on UIDAI toll free number 1947 .

Residents can order Aadhaar PVC card from UIDAI website by paying fees of Rs 50/-.

Prominent amongst present in the meeting included Bikramjeet singh Thind and Nanda Dhawan both Deputy DEOs, Chanakya Anand DM Sewa Kendra’s , Harpal singh Gill , Tajinder kumar ADM Sewa Kendra , DPO kapurthala Santosh and Gurwinderjeet singh from employment generation office .

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